Director of Youth and Community Engagement
We are seeking an experienced professional to provide maternity cover for the Director of Youth and Community Engagement.
Position: Director of Youth and Community Engagement
Hours: Full-time role, 37.5 hours a week (job share/flexible working considered)
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 (plus pension)
Contract: Maternity cover, February 2024 – December 2024 with a possible extension
Closing Date: Thursday 30th November 2023. Short-listing will be on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close recruitment early if the right candidate is found. So, apply ASAP!
This temporary position offers you an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the charity’s vision to transform the lives of young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning, and in life.
In this role, you will lead and manage the youth, disability and community programmes and workforce, ensuring their continued success and impact during the current director's maternity leave.
Key areas of responsibilities include:
- Strategic Leadership
- Team Management
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Program Oversight
The role will be based at the Gloucester studio but some travel to other venues across the county will also be expected.
As Director of Youth and Community Engagement, you will have demonstrable experience in a senior leadership role, specifically in areas of youth and community engagement, with proven success in team management and programme development.
A strong strategic thinker, you will have the ability to develop and execute long-term plans that align with the organisations mission and result in meaningful impact.
You will have knowledge and experience of:
- Stakeholder engagement: exceptional communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills, along with a history of effectively engaging diverse stakeholders, including young people, community members, and partner organisations
- Budget management: proficiency in budget management, showcasing the ability to allocate resources efficiently for programme sustainability
- Project management: Extensive experience in project management, particularly handling complex initiatives with multiple stakeholders, and ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget
- Inclusivity: a strong commitment to inclusivity and experience in engaging hard-to-reach or marginalised youth and community groups
- Adaptability: demonstrated ability with Microsoft systems and a willingness to learn and adapt to new software to enhance programme management
- Passion for empowerment: a genuine passion for empowering and positively impacting youth, people with disability and communities
If you wish to apply, you will be asked to submit your current CV and a cover letter and complete an equity, diversity and inclusion form (this is anonymous and is only to help us make sure we are reaching a broad range of people).
When writing your cover letter, please ensure that you provide specific examples to demonstrate your competencies, achievements and skills addressing the specific criteria set out.
About the Organisation
The charity is a pioneering, national award-winning organisation that is transforming the lives of young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning, and in life. Working closely with industry partners to diversify the sector and create a blueprint model for future generations, the power of music and creative process helps develop confidence, self-belief, and positivity in young people that need it the most. And this can lead to truly transformational change in their lives.
Benefits of working with us include:
- Pension is 3% of basic salary
- Flexible working
- Lots of staff training and development opportunities
- Cycle to work scheme and a shower at work so we encourage you to be active
- Enhanced Maternity policy: 6 weeks full pay, 6 weeks half pay, 27 weeks statutory
- Wellbeing and social programme for staff Annual leave entitlement: 22 days plus bank holidays plus all the days between Christmas and new year
- Staff can request additional unpaid leave throughout the year
- A really amazing staff team and culture
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the organisation and it promotes equal opportunities. This can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who reflect the community it serves. We encourage applications from all backgrounds.
In line with the charity’s safeguarding policy, this job is subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.
You may also have experience in areas such as Director, Director of Youth, Director of Community, Community Engagement, Youth and Community Engagement, Director of Community Engagement, Youth Work, Youth Worker, Director of Youth Work, Community, Community Development, Youth, Disability, Music.
PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.